[Pdf] War Is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler
War Is a Racket Pdf by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, is a short book based on experience in his military career, Butler explains how business interests benefit commercially, such as war profiteering from warfare.
After retiring from the US Marine Corps service in 1931, Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s delivering his popular speech “War is a Racket”. The speech gained wide attention that he wrote a longer version of it in form of a short book published in 1935.
Short Book Description
In this Pdf book, Butler underlines a variety of different examples, mostly from the First World War, When the operations of the American industrialists were subsidized by public funding, produced significant profits, thus making money from the mass suffering of the human during the war.
This short book is divided into the following five chapters:
- War is a racket
- Who makes the profits?
- Who pays the bills?
- How to smash this racket!
- To hell with war!
In the text, Butler declared that the war is a racket, possibly the oldest, the most profitable, surely the most brutal. He describes”Racket” as something that is not obvious to the majority of the people but only a few insiders groups know about its reality.
Download War Is A Racket Pdf
Get the Pdf of this popular short book by the retired US Army General, Smedley D. Butler, which describes how war is used as a business tool to generate huge profits at the expense of human suffering. He uses examples from the first World War when the industrialist used the war to make massive profits.
This book not only exposes the “War Racket” but also provides three steps to counter it, which include making war unprofitable, Acts of war to be decided by those who fight it, and the Limitation of militaries to self-defense.
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